mid 17th century
"Of delicate construction, the mainspring upon outside of lock, the stock elaborately inlaid with pearl and stag-horn showing figures and monsters, smooth bore barrel. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Sotheby & Co., London, England, June 20, 1929 for $102.19; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., March 30, 1943 for $124."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 149, Article 25, Album 1a, p. 26